DIY: How To Make Your Very Own Naughty Cross-Stitch

A few weeks ago, my friend Lux Alptraum (who runs the fantastically NSFW porn blog Fleshbot) asked me if I could teach her how to do cross-stitch embroidery. Sure, I said. Needlepoint was actually one of the first crafts I learned, and I still find it extraordinarily comforting. And cross-stitch is one of the easiest… » 11/02/12 6:30pm 11/02/12 6:30pm

How To Turn Your Dress Ideas Into Reality By Making A Custom Pattern

Or: Quick and Dirty Pattern-Draping for Fun and Profit! If you're even a neophyte home sewer, you've probably dreamed of making clothing from your own customized patterns. Commercial patterns are fantastic in many ways — the sheer variety always makes flipping through a pattern book (or browsing vintage reproductions… » 6/08/12 5:20pm 6/08/12 5:20pm